Hot on the heels of its own birth, the Goshen Community Improvement Corporation is hoping to breath life into a Goshen Township Civic Center project. The new civic center would be created in partnership with the Goshen Board of Education, and will provide the community with a new civic focal point.
The Felicity-Franklin Middle School student engineering team captured third place and five special awards at the 2008 National Engineer’s Week Future City Ohio Region Competition. The state competition, held in Columbus Jan. 19, attracted more than 30,000 students in 1,100 middle schools in 38 regions nationwide this year.
The children of convicted murderers Liz and David Carroll will temporarily remain in the custody of David Carroll’s mother Debra Hounshell. Clermont County Juvenile Court judge Stephanie Wyler handed down the custody decision regarding the children of Liz and David Carroll in a courtroom hearing Jan. 28.
As the March 4 primary approaches, eight candidates have filed to run for commissioner in Clermont County. In all, two seats are up for the vote this year, as incumbents Bob Proud and Mary Walker run again for their seats, while challengers from both the Republican and Democratic side have made known their intentions to seek the positions.
No one was hurt when a large electrical fire raged through a Monterey home Jan. 20. The Jackson Township Fire Department, after receiving a 911 call dispatch from the residents at 6:59 p.m., responded to the location at 2934 U.S. State Route 50 within three minutes, Fire Chief Bill Wiederhold said.
Batavia Township will contribute its share, if reluctantly, of the EPA Phase II money to the county, but questioned the usefulness of the program that is designed to control pollution from storm water runoff. Trustee Archie Wilson was the sole dissenting vote in the approval, and the chief voice stating dissatisfaction about the contribution, which was described as a mandate.
With a little luck, the Bethel-Tate schools transportation department will soon be working out of a new location. On Jan. 8, the Bethel-Tate school board voted to purchase the former Holman car dealership located on the west side of Bethel. The facility will first serve as a new bus garage, and then will eventually become the new central office as well.
Some 28 individuals have been charged in a major drug investigation centered around two apartment complexes in Union Township. According to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, complaints of drug activity around the Piccadilly Square and Southern Trace Apartments sparked an investigation that has recovered drugs ranging from oxycontin, vicodin, fantanyl, ritalin, crack cocaine valium, cocaine, heroin, marijuana and percocet.
Even though almost 40 years have passed since the death of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the dream that he gave his life for persists and lives on through the work and mission of the Loveland Initiative. Nowhere was this more evident than at the Loveland Initiative’s 10th annual Dr. King’s Holiday Celebration held at the Loveland Middle School Jan. 20.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Safe Communities, Inc. are remaining vigilant and staying focused on traffic safety in Clermont County. In 2007, there were a total of 10 fatal traffic crashes in which 11 people were killed. Of those 10 crashes, two were alcohol related and three were drug related (one involved cocaine and two involved marijuana).